Solar Tariffs set to drop for systems over 50kW

Fast-track review – key proposals

Government intends to slash the tariff levels for all PV installations above 50kW.

They propose changing the tariff levels by introducing new bands and setting the following tariffs to take effect from 1st August 2011.

System type System size Generation tariff
Retrofit & new build 50kW – 150kW 19.0 p/kWh
Retrofit & new build 150kW – 250kW 15.0 p/kWh
Retrofit & new build 250kW – 5MW 8.5 p/kWh
Stand-alone Up to 5MW 8.5 p/kWh


The Government will not act retrospectively and any changes to generation tariffs implemented as a result of the fast-track review will only affect new entrants into the FITs scheme. Installations which are already accredited for FITs at the time the changes come into force will not be affected.

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